UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY at STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Location mission
UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY at STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Location, mission, & overview of the curriculum …… J. Peter Gergen (Director, Undergraduate Biology)
UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY FACILITIES - LOCATION The UG BIO Facility (BLL) contains: • Teaching Labs • BIO Learning Ctr (BLC) • Administrative Offices: o Advising (G-04) o Registration (G-05) o Course Admin (G-05) • Preparatory Facilities • Executive Offices Located in Center for Molecular Medicine/ Biology Learning Laboratories (a. k. a. CMM/BLL)
UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY MISSION Provide support and coordinate efforts of the Departments of: • Biochemistry and Cell Biology • Ecology and Evolution • Neurobiology and Behavior in offering the Biology and Biochemistry majors at Stony Brook University.
BIOLOGY PROGRAM - Overview • As of 4/28/2011 there were 2, 111 eligible and registered Majors and Minors in Biology • There are 7 different tracks of the Biology Major § § § § • § § § General Biology Developmental Genetics Neuroscience Ecology & Evolution Environmental Biology BIO Major/BNG Minor BIO/CLS Double Major § AND a Biology Minor The most popular of these tracks are: General Biology (70 -75%) Developmental Genetics Neuroscience
Biology (the beginning) at Stony Brook Required courses in other areas: (Biology @ SBU builds on a foundation in math and chemistry) Calculus (2 semesters) General Chemistry (2 semesters, with lab) Organic Chemistry (2 semesters, with lab) Physics (2 semesters, with lab) Statistics (1 semester) Introductory Biology Lecture Courses (not a sequence!) : BIO 201: Organisms to ecosystems BIO 202: Molecular & cellular biology BIO 203: Cellular and organ physiology Introductory Biology Laboratory Courses (a sequence!) : BIO 204 & 205: Fundamentals of scientific inquiry in the Biological Sciences The first couple of years of the Biology Major basically cover the PRE-MED Requirements
BIOLOGY MAJOR The Upper Division Level § Five Upper Division Biology Lectures § Two Upper Division Biology Labs It is at the UPPER DIVISION Level the BIOLOGY TRACKS differ
Advanced Track in Developmental Genetics • Prerequisite course from the core curriculum = • Fundamentals of Molecular & Cellular Biology (BIO 202) • • Advanced lecture courses = General Genetics (BIO 320) Animal Development (BIO 325) Either Cell Biology (BIO 310), or Cancer Biology (BIO 314), or Evolution (BIO 354), or Molecular Development of the Nervous System (BIO 339) • + 2 courses outside of track (can use optional courses listed above) • Advanced laboratory courses = • Developmental Genetics Laboratory (BIO 327) Offered in spring semesters - aim for junior year! • + 1 advanced lab outside track, e. g. Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology (BIO 311)
Developmental Genetics Track: (Pre-requisites and the plan of attack) • BIO 202, a prerequisite for all courses in the Developmental Genetics track, is offered every semester. • Animal Development (BIO 325), which is offered in the fall, is a prerequisite for the laboratory course in Developmental Genetics. • General Genetics (BIO 320), which is offered in the spring should be taken either before, or concurrent with the Developmental Genetics laboratory. • BIO 202 first (& ASAP), BIO 325 in the fall, BIO 320 and BIO 327, the Developmental Genetics Laboratory the following spring!!!!
For more info see: www. stonybrook. edu/biology and that’s all folks………………. ANY QUESTIONS?